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Dark Souls and the Difficulty Myth

To create a believable world, the developers of Dark Souls included talking mushrooms.

Dark Souls is the hardest game you’ll ever play. It will make you throw your controller at your TV in frustration and then pick it up and go right back for more. That’s what all the marketing surrounding the Dark Souls series of games has been telling us since the game’s inception. This stereotype was massively perpetuated by major gaming media outlets for years and it fed directly back into the game’s marketing team. In turn, they did things like name their PC Port theĀ Prepare To Die Edition, further imagining the game they were marketing as the hardest thing players would ever lay their hands on. Yet, the strange thing about Dark Souls is that it’s actually not a terribly difficult game, despite all the pomp.

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